DG wrote:It all depends on what you want the computer to do and how you work. For example people who use a lot of plugs might need a different system from those who mainly use VSTi.
Ok, I understand. Sometimes I need more power, right now I have a Q9550 (Cinebench R 11.5: 3,6), ssd, 2 HDD with 7200 RPM. I use NI VSTs, VSL Special Edition, Ominsphere, I run video within my DAW, but sometimes the system is stuckin', allthough I have 8 GB RAM installed. So I have 2 scenarios:
1. Using NI Komplete, VSL SE, Ominsphere, Arturia, Toontrack stuff
2. No VST instruments, but 50 or more tracks of audio to mix a short film, so post pro of movies. I use RX2 to clean the on set recordings, but I can't open more then 2 or 3 instances of RX 2. I mostly render offline to save CPU power.
Sometimes I need more disc power (samples), mostly I need CPU power (RX2 plus Reverb).
Q9550, Samsung SSD 140, 2 Caviar Black HD, 8 GB RAM, Ableton Live, RX2, Toontrack, NI Komplete, Omnisphere, VSL SE